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House Finally Approves Bill To Keep Your Old Emails Private

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 04.13.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation that would require law enforcement to obtain a search warrant before asking technology companies to hand over dated...

Sean Penn Issues Chilling Warning On Internet Privacy

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.12.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn sat down with president of HuffPost Studios Roy Sekoff on Wednesday to discuss his new film "The Gunman," the controvers...

Google Study Finds Email Scams Are More Effective Than You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.07.2014 | Technology

You know those weird emails that try to trick you into handing over your information? Turns out they work way better than you'd expect, according to a...

A Judge Just Gave Prosecutors Access To Someone's Gmail

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in New York has granted prosecutors access to a Gmail user's emails as part of a crimi...

Betsy Isaacson

These Harvard And MIT Kids Say They've Made NSA-Proof Email | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology

Those who worry that Gmail or the National Security Agency may be rifling through their emails now have a new alternative: ProtonMail, a super-secure ...

Democrats Need to Stop Dragging Feet On Email Privacy Reform

Sam Tracy | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).

Matt Sledge

SEC Pressed To Support Email Privacy Reform | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Conservative and civil liberties groups pushed the head of the Securities & Exchange Commission to support email privacy reform in a letter sent Wedne...

Matt Sledge

The FBI Can Still Read Your Email Without A Warrant, But This Bill Would Change That | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

Activists are making a last-minute push to get an email privacy bill passed this congressional session, in the hopes they can reform a law that allows...

Destroying the Right to Be Left Alone

Christopher Calabrese | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics
Christopher Calabrese

While in these last months the NSA has cast a long, dark shadow over American privacy, don't for a second imagine that it's the only government agency systematically and often secretly intruding on our lives.

Matt Sledge

Senator 'Extremely Concerned' Over FBI Surveillance | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) said Thursday he was "extremely concerned" over revelations that the FBI continues to believe it can conduct war...

Matt Sledge

Senator Blasts IRS Email Snooping | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A civil liberties-minded senator from Colorado is hitting the IRS over its claim that it doesn't need a warrant to read emails in its sear...

Matt Sledge

The IRS Thinks It Doesn't Need A Warrant To Read Your Email | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- IRS documents released Wednesday suggest that the tax collection agency believes it can read American citizens' emails without a warrant. ...

Matt Sledge

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Email Privacy Bill | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced legislation to strengthen email privacy protections on Tuesday, giving bipart...

Matt Sledge

Lawmakers Introduce New Online Privacy Bill | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday to force the FBI to get a warrant before it...

Google Transparency Report Reactions

Matt Sledge | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology
Matt Sledge

Bloggers and privacy advocates are responding to Google's latest Transparency Report -- the first to break down how often it receives subpoenas as opp...

Matt Sledge

Google Report: Government Spying More Than Ever | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.24.2013 | Technology

Law enforcement is asking Google for its users' data more than ever -- and most of the time, they aren't getting a warrant first. That's the takea...

Keystone Cops Subpoena Google For Facebook's Data

Matt Sledge | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Matt Sledge

Email privacy is a tangled subject: the Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) governing when the police or FBI can read your messages was writte...

Netflix Social Sharing Bill Heads To Obama

Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Congress just passed a bill that lets you share your Michael Bay movie marathon with everyone on Facebook. What you still can't do: send an email with...

Matt Sledge

Senate Judiciary Votes To Require Warrant For Email Snooping | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to force cops to get a warrant to spy on your email. It was a first step toward beating...

Gerry Smith

Why Petraeus' Email Troubles Should Make You Nervous | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.14.2012 | Technology

The digital demise of former CIA Director David Petraeus underscores a key warning for an age in which computer servers retain nearly every residue of...

Alyona Minkovski

Gmail And The FBI Took Down David Petraeus: Why It Matters To You | Alyona Minkovski | Posted 11.14.2012 | Technology

Laws to safeguard our privacy and warrant requirements for online communications are muddled and outdated. The FBI’s actions here highlight the need for debate.